DescriptionJames A. Garfield Signed Executive Mansion Card. 4.5" x 2.75", May 6, 1881. Executive Mansion, Washington is printed in blue ink at top right corner. Garfield has signed across the front of the card, "James A. Garfield" adding the date below.
Inaugurated as president in March 4, 1881, Garfield served in office less than five months. He was shot by a disgruntled office seeker, Charles Guiteau on July 18, 1881; and died of his wounds on September 19, 1881.
Due to the short time he served in office, Executive Mansion cards signed by Garfield are exceedingly rare. We have sold one other, that was used to write a short note and signed in pencil. It sold for $9,560 in 2008. The card offered here boasts a large signature in ink.
Condition: Gently toned, with a strip of mounting remnant along the right edge on verso.
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